Year : 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 47--49

Spontaneous expectoration of a Blalock-Taussig shunt a decade after operation


Shyam S Kothari1, Madhan Kumar Murugan2, Ujjwal Kumar Chowdhury3 
1 Department of Cardiology, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Cardiac Radiology, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
3 Department of Cardiacthoracic and Vascular Surgery, Cardiothoracic Centre, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Correspondence Address:
Shyam S Kothari
Professor (Cardiology), All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar - 110 029, New Delhi
India

An eleven-year-old boy expectorated a foreign body in cough that was identified as the prosthetic graft used for a Blalock-Taussig shunt. The shunt procedure was done 10 years earlier, and a definitive repair for tetralogy of Fallot was done a year later. He had no other symptoms, and a computed tomography (CT) angiogram did not reveal any other significant anomaly. The reason for this extremely rare event is unclear.


How to cite this article:
Kothari SS, Murugan MK, Chowdhury UK. Spontaneous expectoration of a Blalock-Taussig shunt a decade after operation.Ann Pediatr Card 2015;8:47-49


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Kothari SS, Murugan MK, Chowdhury UK. Spontaneous expectoration of a Blalock-Taussig shunt a decade after operation. Ann Pediatr Card [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Oct 19 ];8:47-49
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